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Tucson Mayor Cites Research by CAPLA Urban Planning Professor in Editorial on Tucson’s Transportation Future

An editorial by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero published in Arizona Daily Star on January 16, 2022, addresses fair representation in the Regional Transportation Authority, referencing research by Associate Professor of Urban Planning Arlie Adkins, who notes that "voting structures with one vote per jurisdiction can disenfranchise urban residents and people of color."

Georgia Pennington Jan. 19, 2022

The Right Tools for the Job: Georgia Pennington ’19 BS SBE, ’20 MS Urban Planning

Georgia Pennington, who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, came to UArizona to study sustainability. While in the BS in Sustainable Built Environments program, she found herself most drawn to the urban planning courses, so then enrolled in the MS Urban Planning accelerated master’s program option. Upon graduation, she accepted a planning job with the City of Tucson.

Tactical urbanism in Queens, New York Jan. 10, 2022

‘Punctual Urbanisms’ Framework Proposed by UArizona Researchers Clarifies Small-Scale Urban Planning Interventions

In a paper published in 2021 in the Journal of Planning Literature, UArizona PhD student Monica Landgrave-Serrano and CAPLA Urban Planning Professors Philip Stoker and Jonathan Jae-an Crisman compiled and analyzed the many terms used to describe small-scale planning interventions, what they call "punctual urbanisms."

Glenn Ingram Dec. 15, 2021

MS Urban Planning Student Wins Best Student Map Award from Arizona Geographic Information Council

First-year MS Urban Planning student Glenn Ingram has won the Best Student Map award among all collegiate entrants in the 2021 Arizona Geographic Information Council Maps & Apps Contest. His map, "New York City 100-Year Floodplain," contrasts NYC's population density with the FEMA 100-year floodplain.

Urban housing with construction Dec. 10, 2021

Urban Planning Professor Arthur C. Nelson on Why Cities Need to Make Their Housing Stock ‘Nimbler’

Arthur C. Nelson, professor of urban planning and real estate development, was quoted extensively for his insight on demographic trends in housing in “The Housing Crunch is Real,” an article in the Fall 2021 issue of the National Association of Realtors' On Common Ground.

Nov. 29, 2021

Will More Cities Hire a Chief Heat Officer? NBCLX Interviews Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith

CAPLA Assistant Professor Ladd Keith, who worked with City of Los Angeles staff on its chief heat officer policy memo to create the new position, is interviewed by NBCLX to discuss the role of CHOs and how cities are better preparing for extreme heat.

Downtown Tucson viewed from Arizona Stadium Nov. 9, 2021

A Thriving Tucson Area Depends on a Secure Water Future

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Watershed Management Group's Catlow Shipek and Tucson Artisan Builders' Dante Archangeli pen editorial on local water sustainability for Arizona Daily Star.

Nov. 4, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Jonathan Jae-an Crisman on 'Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo'

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, assistant professor of public  and applied humanities at the University of Arizona, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo." View the video from Crisman's November 3, 2021 presentation. 

Oct. 24, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Courtney Crosson on 'Designing Food Systems in an Urban Desert'

Courtney Crosson is a licensed architect and assistant professor at the University of Arizona, where she teaches classes on water in the built environment and community outreach studios.

Tucson 2050 public presentation Oct. 12, 2021

UArizona Architecture Students Design a More Sustainable Tucson Thanks to CAPLA Partnership with GLHN

Since 2017, GLHN Architects & Engineers has sponsored and provided technical advising on four architecture studios designed to craft a more sustainable Tucson by the year 2050. This year, the focus turns to urban food systems.

Sept. 24, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Jie Hu on Urban Design with Nature - Explore Sustainable Urban Development in China

Jie Hu, clinical professor of landscape architecture and chair of the Master of Sustainable Urban Design program at the University of Illinois, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series to discuss Shan-Shui City principles.

Adriana Zuniga Sept. 23, 2021

Exploring Human-Landscape Connections: Adriana Zuniga ’10 MS Arch, Assistant Research Scientist

Assistant Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga came to CAPLA from Mexico in 2008 to pursue her MS Architecture degree. Since then, she has also earned a PhD in Arid Lands Resources Sciences and has taught and conducted research on human-landscape connections at CAPLA since 2015.

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